Louisiana contains six schools that offer animal care programs. Louisiana Technical College-Florida Parishes, the highest-ranking animal care school in LA, has a total student population of 934 and is the 2004th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 animal care schools in Louisiana, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Louisiana Tech University comes out as the most expensive ($8,988/yr), with Louisiana Technical College-Florida Parishes as the lowest recorded at only $1,387/yr.
Animal Care students from Louisiana schools who go on to become animal care supervisors, veterinarians, animal trainers, animal behavioralists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 15,320 people working as animal control workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $33,560. Also, Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers make on average $23,400 per year and there are about 71,350 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Louisiana alone, there are 1,240 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $22,760. Animal control workers in this state earn $26,840/yr and there are 230 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in Louisiana, the average student population is 1,613 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 3263 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,789, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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